This article reviews 13 studies that explore whether children who actively commute to school have increased physical activity levels or a healthier body weight.
- Studies demonstrate that children who actively commute to school accumulate more physical activity then passive commuters.
- Evidence for the impact of active school transport promoting healthy body weights for children and youth requires more attention.
Faulkner,Guy E,J,. Buliung, Ron M., Flora, Parminder K. and Fusco, Caroline. “Active School Transport, Physical Activity Levels and Body Weight of Children and youth: A Systematic Review.” Preventive Medicine. 48 (2009): 3-8.